Writing Lab – Qualitative Research Findings


07. February 2020 09:00 – 08. February 2020 17:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, 1st floor, seminar room 01.0030

Presenting findings from qualitative research does not simply mean to just record the outcomes of the analysis. Instead, it is a process of active construction and representation of the phenomenon under investigation. Thus, the final report should be addressed with careful consideration regarding the following questions:

  • How can the final report as a whole be structured?
  • What strategies can be helpful in theorizing the empirical findings? How to achieve a balance of description, interpretation, and analysis?
  • How can the depth and richness of qualitative data be preserved and at the same time social structure be depicted (thematic structuring, strategies of case comparison, typology)?

Since there is no one and only style for reporting, answers to these questions must be adapted to the purpose, method, and data quality of the study.
Please note that the workshop does not aim at methods of analyzing qualitative data but at ways/styles of presenting the data.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will know which general methodological questions should be dealt with in a qualitative report (discussion of tables of contents).
  • You will be familiar with different approaches of giving structure to the results of qualitative studies (comparing different research papers).
  • You will better understand that a good structure depends on the purpose and the kind of qualitative analysis undertaken (reflection in dyads or triads).
  • You will know what structure might be most appropriate for your own PhD thesis (discussion of your reports).


Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


February 7, 2020, 9 am–5 pm, and
February 8, 2020, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates from the humanities and social sciences


Maximum number of 10 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR


At , deadline January 23, 2020
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.

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Dr. Anna Brake

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Humanities and Social Sciences